Home Respiratory Precautions for Patients with Potentially Infectious Tuberculosis

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Abstract:

This one-page handout provides caregivers with an information form to give patients who may have potentially infectious tuberculosis (TB). Patients can enter contact information about themselves, their local public health agency, and TB doctor. The document advises the person to avoid contact with babies and young children. It outlines ways to prevent spread of TB germs, including covering cough or sneeze, using a mask, not going to public places, and practicing Directly Observed Therapy (DOT). The document advises communicating about TB treatment with a doctor or public health nurse.

Author(s):
Minnesota Department of Health
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Caregivers, Cough, Masks, Public health, Sneezing, Tuberculosis
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
6/1/2010
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